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Philippines delays scrapping of US visiting forces agreement

The Pentagon welcomed the announcement from Manila — the third suspension of the decision covering the two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that had been due to expire in August — but analysts said there would be disappointment in both countries that it was not renewed. Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin …

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International Criminal Court prosecutor requests green light for probe into Philippines killings International Criminal Court prosecutor requests green light for probe into Philippines killings

According to Philippines government data, security forces killed 6,117 drug dealers in sting operations from the time President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 until the end of April this year. Rights groups say authorities have summarily executed drug suspects, but police say drug dealers fought back violently. “I announce …

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International Criminal Court prosecutor requests green light for probe into Philippines killings International Criminal Court prosecutor requests green light for probe into Philippines killings

According to Philippines government data, security forces killed 6,117 drug dealers in sting operations from the time President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 until the end of April this year. Rights groups say authorities have summarily executed drug suspects, but police say drug dealers fought back violently. “I announce …

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Reality Winner: NSA leaker released from prison to halfway house

The former contractor, Reality Winner, was accused of taking a report about a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack from the National Security Agency facility where she worked and sending it to an online news outlet in 2017, CNN previously reported. She initially faced 10 years in prison and a $250,000 …

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